Monthly Archives: January 2014

Hacker Beach is International

Welcome to the first blog entry published from Lamu island! It took a while, but we’ll post some more during the next days. Enjoy!

In order to understand Hacker Beach a little better, let me share some fun stats with you. Hacker Beach brings together people from different countries and continents on a tropical island every year in January.

This year we had people from 3 continents and 12 countries join the party:

Kenya 4
Zimbabwe 1
Israel 1
Canada 1
Netherlands 2
France 2
Germany 3
Austria 1
Romania 1
Greece 1
UK 2
USA 3

(Hint: some people haven’t lived in their home countries for quite a while, so if we counted all countries involved we’d end up with a couple more.)

So this sets the bar for next Hacker Beach pretty high. Will we break the record next year?

Update: Turns out our visitors are as international as the participants. In the first 30 minutes since posting this, we’ve had people from 21 different countries on all continents visit the page.